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Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most visited trek destinations in Nepal. Thanks to its spectacular scenery, good services, and reasonable price. Its unique geographical features and diverse landscapes put an excellent display for the hikers. It also delights them with the lovely view of rolling hills, green fields, and roaring white rivers.
Nepal’s trekking trails are world-renowned for their breathtaking scenery, dramatic landscapes, and wilderness. Their tranquil setting, complete with unique geological wonders, high-mountain meadows, and glacially carved valleys, draws trekkers from all over the world.
Annapurna Circuit is one of the few hiking trails that’s always ready to accompany the visitors and treat them to the most incredible scenery. As a great host, it provides them with the best of the best panoramic vista that looks even more gorgeous in Spring and Fall.
That’s not all; even the locals here are amiable and never upset to accommodate the visitors. And this is only to mention some of them. There are several reasons why Annapurna Circuit is so popular among hikers. A few of them are as follows.
The Annapurna Circuit trek is breathtaking, with a pristine trail offering a glimpse of snow-capped mountains, sweeping hills, and a steep-sided valley. It gives trekkers every reason to hike the classic trail that leads all the way up to Thorong La Pass..
The trek provides an intriguing insight into the local customs and traditions of the region’s various ethnic groups. Most importantly, it introduces visitors to the Gurung community’s distinct culture, heritage, and way of life.
Visitors will be able to see the region’s people’s great influence, particularly through their villages, historical and religious sites. Thakali, Tamang, Magar, and Brahmin are other ethnic groups whose spiritual and cultural influences are felt in the local community.
The Annapurna Circuit Trek is located in central Nepal and covers a distance of 100-145 miles. It all starts with a half-day drive to Besisahar and a short hike down the mountain to Bulbule. The trek continues the next day with an uphill walk and crossing of several bridges to reach Chamje.
In the coming days, we’ll walk through a number of villages, including Chame, Pisang, and Manang. Because the trek above Manang is more difficult due to low atmospheric pressure, we’ll rest at the village. We travel from Manang to Yak Kharka, which has only a few settlements.
However, there are a lot of yaks grazing here. From here, we embark on the most difficult trek to Thorong Phedi via Thorong La Pass. We’ll have a fantastic view of the Annapurna massif and Dhaulagiri from the cliff. We’ll descend the trail to Muktinath after crossing the pass and visiting the religious shrine there. From there, we take a rugged path to Jomsom that looks more like a desert.
We’ll take a short break for breakfast after arriving in the lovely village of Kagbeni, then rush to the trail. The journey to Jomsom continues with a gentle walk along a trail that overlooks the beautiful Kali Gandaki River before beginning a rocky ascent.
We’ll get to the village by walking past the terrace farm and through the deep valley. The following day, we’ll take a scenic drive to Tatopani, where you can also enjoy a hot spring bath, before returning to the valley.
In between trips, we’ll take a short uphill walk to Ghorepani, which is a favorite stop for trekkers to admire the stunning views of Machhapure and Gangapurna.
Many trekkers who are pressed for time and cannot make it to the circuit trek Ghorepani to see Annapurna. We’ll also walk up Poon Hill’s steep trail to see the stunning sunrise view. In this way, trekking the Annapurna Circuit with Nepal Eco Adventure will provide you with an unforgettable experience.
NOTE: This package is 18 days long, which includes arrival, a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, and departure days. If you want to jump right in, we have a 15-day Annapurna circuit trek package available. You can also see what the price includes and excludes..
- A breathtaking view of the Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, and Lamjung Himal ranges.
- Travel through beautiful river valleys, including the Marshyangdi River Valley and the Kali Gandaki River Valley.
- Immerse yourself in the local Himalayan culture and lifestyle.
- Explore Tilicho's tranquil glacial lake and its undulating landscapes.
- Cross the Thorong La Pass and follow the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the world's deepest gorge.
- Tatopani hot spring bath to relieve stress
- Take in the glistening glacial lakes, waterfalls, and gorges.
- Visit Muktinath, a Hindu and Buddhist sacred temple.
- A brief visit to the Barge Monastery, one of the largest monasteries in the Manang district.
Our representative will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport on this day, as agreed. They'll meet you at the airport and drive you back to your hotel. You can relax and get some rest there.
In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trek meeting where you will meet the trek guide. You can also ask them if you have any hiking-related questions. In Thamel, you can purchase any missing trekking equipment and gear. So don't waste any time and go check it out as soon as possible.
On a day off in Kathmandu, we'll take a city tour and visit a few major tourist attractions. We begin the tour with a quick stop at Kathmandu Durbar Square, which is only a mile from Thamel. It takes about 10-15 minutes to get here and see the ancient Newari masterpiece. We'll be able to see many historic buildings, courtyards, ponds (Rani Pokhari), and vihara-style temples during our stop here. During a walk through the square, you'll also see the iconic Hanuman Dhoka, Kumari Ghar, and Kal Bhairav.
Following the sightseeing, we travel to Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, which is located on a hillock in the northwest corner of the Kathmandu Valley. It is one of the most ancient and sacred Buddhist pilgrimages, with a dome-shaped base and a cubical structure above that depicts Buddha's eye in all four directions. Chaityas, statues, prayer wheels, and colorful flags adorn the stupa. There are also many holy monkeys in the temple.
We begin our tour by driving 30-45 minutes (7.1 kilometers) from Durbar Square to the Boudhanath Stupa. The Licchhavi rulers renovated this 36-meter-high mandala-shaped stupa in the 8th century. It is a popular tourist destination and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With a coffee in hand, you can observe the beautiful view and Buddhist worshipers from nearby rooftop restaurants.
Following our visit to the religious shrine, we will drive for about 10-15 minutes to Pashupatinath, a Hindu holy temple. It is located on the Bagmati River's bank, northeast of Kathmandu. In the temple's inner courtyard, there are numerous small temples and religious shrines, including Vasuki Nath, Budhanilkantha, and Hanuman. Pashupatinath's main temple is centuries old and built in the pagoda style. There, you can witness the cremation of Hindu culture dead bodies.
After finishing our Kathmandu sightseeing day tour, we usually take a lunch break. Returning to the hotel by the afternoon should give you enough time to pack and rest before the trek.
Overnight at Lodge in Bulbule Village
The first day of the Annapurna Circuit Trek begins with a short and scenic drive to Besisahar, which takes about 7-8 hours. Driving the Prithvi Highway for 109 miles provides us with a breathtaking view of towering hills, lush green meadows, and colorful Nepali villages.
We'll follow the Trishuli River until Muglin, then the Marsyangdi River, which passes through several Gurung villages. We'll take a short break in Besisahar before boarding a local bus to Nagdi. Nagdi is about an hour's walk from Bulbule.
The local bus from Besisahar takes about 2 hours to reach Nagdi village, our overnight stop.
On this day, we only travel by bus; there will be no walking.
Overnight at Tea house in Chamje Village
We start the day with a warm breakfast and a gentle climb through a deep wooded canyon with a rushing waterfall. There are a few more miles of walking before the trail runs alongside the rice farm and through the subtropical forest.
We pass a flowing waterfall and cross a suspension bridge swinging over a gushing river on the way. Climbing the steep mountain pass with massive rocks is difficult but rewarding. You'll soon arrive in Chamje, a picturesque village surrounded by natural beauty.
Its distinctive topography provides spectacular scenery, including steep hills, raging rivers, and vibrant valleys. After taking in the natural beauty, we'll make our way to Chamje's tea house and spend the night there.
Overnight at Tea house in Bagarchhap
The trail ascends from Chamje, revealing a magnificent view of lofty mountains and green pastures. We leave the terrace farm and enter the dense rhododendron forest, which has a peaceful atmosphere.
We emerge from the dense forest, cross a suspension bridge over the Marsyangdi River, and negotiate a difficult path. We arrive at the confluence of the Marshyangdhi and Dudh Khola after walking the ins and outs.
The trail from here to Bagarchhap crosses several small streams and wooden bridges. We get a close-up view of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal along the way. Staying in a tea house for the night.
Overnight at Tea House at Chame
The 7-mile trek from Chame to Bagarchhap is mostly uphill. There isn't much downhill walking throughout the day, except for a few short descents. Despite the difficult journey, the trip is exciting because we get to see the beautiful Langtang Himal and lush-green forests.
The trail begins with a gentle ascent into the pine and oak forest before crossing Danakyu. It then climbs further to Timang, a small village at the foot of Lamjung Himal. From here, we'll follow a rugged path lined with jagged rocks to Thanchowk.
A few more miles of walking through dense forest leads to Koto. After that, it's a short walk along the Marsyangdi River to the charming village of Chame. You'll get an even better view of Annapurna and Langtang from the village. We'll be staying in a guest house tonight.
Overnight at Tea house in Pisang Village
Our day begins with a leisurely walk through a narrow and steep valley with a massive rock wall. The Paunga Danda rock face at 1,500 meters is considered sacred by the villagers. As we climb higher, we get a clear view of Annapurna II and Pisang Peak.
Before arriving at Lower Pisang, the trail passes through lunar landscapes. There are numerous tea houses and remote settlements where we can stop for lunch before beginning our village tour. Walking up the rugged hill will lead us to Upper Pisang, an ancient remote settlement.
Long, lined-up prayer wheels, mani walls, and chortens demonstrate the village's ancient culture. Upper Pisang has many old monasteries and traditional-style houses that you can visit in your spare time. We'll spend the night in a tea house tonight.
Overnight at Tea House in Manang
From Pisang, we take the most difficult trail, which has many steep ascents and twists and turns. As we climb higher, we get a great view of the Annapurna massif, as well as the surrounding snow peaks and the Marsyangdi River valley. The course includes an arid steppe, ins and outs, and high mountain ranges, while others are surrounded by a pinewood forest.
It passes through the remote settlements of Ghyaru and Nawal and offers spectacular views of Annapurna III and Tilicho Peak. The path winds through Bagra village, which is dotted with traditional Tibetan villages.
Visitors frequently stop at the settlements to visit one of the ancient Tibetan monasteries. The trek ahead becomes easier with a flat and level walk up to Manang. It takes nearly half an hour to get to the remote settlement, which has plenty of tea houses to stay in.
Overnight at Good Hotel at Manang
After the stress of the previous day, we'll take a well-deserved rest in Manang. To make the most of our time, we'll accompany the group on a short acclimatization walk to Gangapurna Lake and its surroundings. We'll leave after breakfast in the morning for the trek to this glacial lake.
The path to this tourist attraction is a little rocky and littered with small rocks and debris, but the scenery is breathtaking. The Gangapurna lake, surrounded by gleaming mountains and rocky hills, is serene and fed by melting glaciers..
It is located at an elevation of 3,540 meters and is surrounded by steep hills and shimmering lakes.
Spend some time here admiring the picturesque scenery and taking in the natural beauty before retracing your steps. Mt. Gangapurna, Khangsar Kang, Glacial Dom, and Annapurna can all be seen from the lakeshore.
Some trekkers prefer to take a side trip to Ice Lake and Base Camp, which offer spectacular scenery. Their path offers spectacular views of Annapurna III, Tilicho Peak, and Chulu Peak.
Overnight at Tea house in Yak Kharka
After leaving Manang village, the trail ascends and crosses the Manang River via a suspension bridge. The path on the other side of the flyover is steep and climbs steadily up to Khangsar village.
The trail then heads to Shree Kharka, traversing steep hills that take about 2-3 hours to complete. At the village, we'll have a spectacular view of snowy peaks, deep valleys, and verdant meadows. Move towards the hotel to get some rest.
Overnight at Thorung Phedi's Good Hotel
The trek continues after breakfast with an ascent up the mountain ridge and a gentle descent to the Marsyangdi River. Following the crossing of the wooden bridge, the trail ascends and gradually follows a narrow sideroad across a slope.
We can see many Himalayan yaks herding on the lush green meadows on the way to Ledar. The excursion is made more exciting by an impressive view of Chulu West to the right of the trail. The trail levels out in Ledar, but after descending to the river and crossing the suspension bridge, the path inclines upward and becomes more difficult.
After reaching the summit, we'll stop for lunch at a small tea house. Following the break, we'll take the route that avoids landslide-prone areas. Walking the section is slightly more difficult because the path is steep and a little rough here, filled with tiny rocks.
After a solid 5-6 hour trek, we'll arrive at Thorung Phedi, which offers a beautiful view of snow-capped mountains and rocky hills. From the clifftop at 5,416 meters, we can also see colorful valleys. We're going to spend the night in a tea house.
Overnight in Muktinath at a hotel
Today is the most difficult and difficult walk of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. The trail to Thorung La Pass is also long and exhausting, so we get up early in the morning to complete the trek on time.
After breakfast and final preparations, we set out on our adventure, navigating a zigzagged trail that leads up to the high camp. After a brief stop at the campsite, we begin the final ascent to Thorong La Pass, which is brief but strenuous due to low oxygen levels.
This section of the trek takes 2 hours or more depending on your pace. We'll be rewarded with an incredible view of the Annapurna range, Manaslu, Gangapurna, and Dhaulagiri once we reach the crest.
After the sightseeing, we'll descend the trail to Muktinath, which should take about 6-7 hours. We'll cross the suspension bridge several times and navigate the rugged trail to Muktinath Valley along the way. We'll spend the night in a tea house after we finish the trek.
Overnight at Lodge in Jomsom
We'll go to Muktinath Temple early in the morning and participate in the prayers. We'll continue our journey to Jomsom after religious worship and a tour of the holy shrine. Because the path is mostly downhill, the journey will be a little easier.
We'll spend the majority of the day hiking downhill and passing through several Gurung villages. We'll also see many Tibetan monasteries, mani walls, and prayer flags along the way. We pass through Lubra and Kagbeni, which serve as a gateway to the remote Upper Mustang..
With beautifully designed Buddhist monasteries, traditional villages, and towering highlands, the village is a major tourist attraction. During a stop at Kagbeni, you can also enjoy the beautiful sight of the Kali Gandaki River.
Before the scenery changes, we must cross several small streams and pass through terrace farms. From Kagbeni, the landscapes are semi-arid, with a few patches of green vegetation. The majority of the trails are rugged and dry, with soaring rock cliffs that appear breathtaking.
Even in Jomsom village, we'll have a spectacular view to enjoy. It includes a breathtaking view of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri from the Kali Gandaki River at the back of town. Jomsom has a variety of lodging options for trekkers, including some upscale resorts.
Overnight at Fine Lodge of Tatopani
The trip to Tatopani will be a lot more enjoyable and relaxing because we won't have to walk the entire day. In fact, we'll simply enjoy the scenic ride and give the foot a much-needed rest. We'll drive through the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the world's deepest gorge.
Before you reach halfway, the arid landforms will give way to green hills and pasture. From there, we can take in the breathtaking scenery of mountain ridges, highlands, grassy meadows, and roaring streams..
We'll arrive in Tatopani, a small village known for its natural hot springs, after a 6-7 hour drive. These large rock pools with hot water are popular among tourists visiting Nepal. It is located nearly 5 kilometers south of Kodri on the Nepal-Tibet border.
Because the water has medicinal and healing properties, locals frequently come here to relieve their pain. We'll also take a bath at this hot spring to relax and unwind after the long journey, while admiring the beautiful scenery of towering green hills and a gushing river. Overnight stay in a guest house.
Overnight at Nice Hotel at Ghorepani (Poon Hill)
We'll get up early today and head to Ghorepani, which has an incredible view. The trek begins with a crossing of the Kali Gandaki River to the east, from which we begin a gentle but never-ending ascent uphill. We'll arrive in the lovely village of Ghara after climbing stone stairs and walking alongside a terrace farm for nearly 2 hours.
From here, we'll take a steep trail to Sikha. The trek is challenging and grueling due to the high elevation gain. However, the surrounding views of deep valleys, towering hills, and beautiful landscapes compensate for the difficulties. After arriving in the village, we'll have lunch at a guest house before continuing our journey.
The path to Ghorepani takes us through terraced farmland and dense forest filled with rhododendron, birch, and Mongolia. We'll also walk from the top of the hill, which offers a breathtaking view of the snow-capped mountains. We'll arrive at the village after a long and arduous climb up the last section.
The total distance from Tatopani to Ghorepani is 16.9 km and takes between 6-7 hours depending on speed. Ghorepani is one of the busiest villages on the Annapurna Circuit. It's a popular trekking destination and a great place to take in the breathtaking views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, and Hiunchuli.
Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara
We'll hike up to Poon Hill shortly after waking up to the first light of the day to take in the breathtaking sunrise view. The walk is 9.5 kilometers long and mostly uphill, making us out of breath. Nonetheless, the trek is worthwhile because we get a 360-degree view of the Annapurna massif and the Nilgiri Himal.
From the vantage point, we'll be able to see the rolling hills, vibrant valleys, and the stunning red and orange colors of a sunrise. After sightseeing, we will descend the trail to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara.
The drive from Nayapul to Pokhara takes about an hour, but even in that short amount of time, the trek provides us with some wonderful memories and breathtaking views. When you arrive in Pokhara, you can take a short tour of the city or relax at the hotel.
This city also has many adventurous activities to offer, such as paragliding, ziplining, and skydiving. Visitors can walk along the shore of Rara Lake in the evening to enjoy the stunning sunset view.
Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu
We'll return to Kathmandu on the final day of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. After breakfast, we'll take a private jeep ride to Kathmandu City. The road from Pokhara to Kathmandu passes through Dumre and crosses the Trishuli River.
The road trip also provides us with breathtaking views of dazzling snow peaks, mountainous hills, and waterfalls. After entering the valley, our staff will accompany you to the hotel where you can rest and refresh.
Today, our representative will meet you at the airport. If your flight is in the evening, you can go shopping or sightseeing in Kathmandu. We wish you the best of luck and invite you to return to Nepal.
What is Included?
- Private airport pickup and drop-off.
- Three nights in Kathmandu and one night in Pokhara, both with breakfast.
- During the trek, three meals per day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are provided.
- Every night after dinner, I eat fresh fruit.
- During the trek, you will stay in a tea house (Trekking Lodge).
- ACAP entry permit and TIMS card are required.
- Bus to Bhulbule, followed by another tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
- Private transport from Nayapul to Pokhara and shared Jeep/Bus from Jomsom to Tatopani.
- English-speaking guide with full salary, food, drinks, lodging, transportation, and insurance
- A Porter who is strong and helpful and has the necessary equipment (one porter for two people).
- Medical supplies (including a first-aid kit) will be available.).
- Your travel insurance company will cover the cost of an emergency helicopter service.
- Sleeping bags, a down jacket, a duffel bag, and walking poles (if you don't have your own, these will be returned after the trip).
- As a souvenir, you will receive a Nepal Eco Adventure T-shirt cap.
- Government taxes and expenditures.
- Private vehicle for a guided city tour of Kathmandu.
- Oxymeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate twice daily (very useful for checking Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms) This will ensure that your trek is in the best possible hands for all levels of trekker.
- Groups of 6 or more people require an assistant guide.
- Meals while visiting Kathmandu Lunch and dinner are served.
- Pokhara meals.
- Fee for Nepal entry visa.
- Your medical and travel insurance (recommended).
- International flights.
- Your personal expenses, such as laundry, battery charging, phone calls, and shopping, etc.
- Hot and cold alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
- Desserts Chocolate, cake, pie, and pudding are examples of sweets.
- Gratuities for the tour guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected).
- Entrance fees to Kathmandu sightseeing monuments are approximately $30 USD per person.
Although the Annapurna Circuit Trek is considered moderate and does not include a technical climb, trekkers will face some challenges. They’ll have to climb steep hills and walk through rugged terrain with sharp rocks and boulders. Due to low barometric pressure, hiking Thorong La Pass is one of the most difficult challenges for Annapurna Circuit hikers.
The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a risk-free trek. However, be aware of the weather, avoid walking in the dark, and stay on the main path. Don’t abandon your guide or companions.
Also, walk slowly and be aware of altitude sickness symptoms. If altitude sickness becomes severe, do not push yourself and prepare to return.
The cost of an 18-day Annapurna Circuit Trek is largely determined by the length of stay and the services available. It also varies depending on whether you are trekking alone or with an agency. If done through a travel agency, the cost can range between US$1,200 and US$2,000, depending on the itinerary. We have a $1250 package. The fee includes the cost of a trekking permit, lodging, food, porters, and guides.
The trek, on the other hand, can be inexpensive or expensive depending on a variety of factors. The number of trekkers, porters, trek routes, trek season, accommodating hotels, and number of trekking days are all important factors in determining trek costs.
Typically, you walk for 5-7 hours per day. However, you may walk less or more than that on some days.
You spend so many days away from comforts. Having a guide makes your journey more enjoyable. You won’t have to worry about lodging or meals.
We assist you in pre-planning your entire trip, and you should have no problems..
Hiring a porter on the Annapurna Circuit alleviates the trekker’s burden. It enables them to walk the trail more comfortably and efficiently. Carrying a load on your back for 5-7 hours a day is also challenging. Porters in this area are strong and walk faster than trekkers. Having a porter/porters allows you to enjoy the trip more freely.
Trekkers who can navigate the trail while carrying their backpacks do not require the services of a porter. Individual trekkers who have never traveled to mountainous regions should consider hiring a porter because they take the weight off your shoulders and make the trip more relaxing for only $25 to $30.
Yes, unless you’re willing to carry it yourself or hire more than one porter, you can bring extra luggage on the trek. It’s because a porter can only assist with a hiker’s 15-20 kg load. Trekkers will be charged an additional fee for excess weight.
Is it necessary to purchase travel insurance for the Annapurna Circuit Trek?
Tourists should purchase travel insurance to cover their medical and helicopter rescue helicopter expenses. Sometimes passengers become ill and must be airlifted to the nearest hospital.
Travel insurance is usually recommended for all trekkers in case of an emergency. Because our trekkers will be taking a local bus throughout the region, they will not need to purchase one of these. Their backpack and equipment are safely transported to the trek’s starting point, eliminating the risk of theft and stealing. If something goes wrong, travel insurance provides an extra layer of protection.
Yes, you will require two separate permits. Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit and TIMS card ( ANCAP). Because there will be several checkpoints, make sure to get them in Kathmandu and keep them with you.
Although trekking permits are required for access to the Annapurna Circuit, the permit fee is already included in the trekking package, and there is no additional charge for conservation area entry.
Thorong La Pass is a difficult part of the trek. Early in the morning, you begin your ascent to Thorong La Pass. The total length of the day’s walk exceeds 8 hours.
The trail on the pass, on the other hand, is well-marked, and there will be a lot of trekkers during peak seasons. However, before ascending to Thorong La Pass, be aware of the weather conditions.
A porter will typically transport 20-25 kg of weight between two trekkers. You can carry a small backpack with daily essentials while porters carry your load.
Because of the constant elevation gain and loss, the Annapurna Circuit Trek is less likely to cause altitude sickness. Aside from that, trekkers will need to acclimate before venturing high in order to adjust to the weather and temperature.
High altitude exposure has a minor effect on trekkers. Beginners with no prior trekking experience may experience minor symptoms such as headaches and dizziness. However, they will be fine to walk the trail after some rest.
Hikers must exercise caution while ascending Thorong La Pass at 5416 meters because the trails are steep. They may feel an elevation gain at this altitude, but if they take precautions, Annapurna Circuit trekkers can easily cope with the low atmospheric pressure.
Altitude Motion Sickness can affect anyone who has never lived at a high altitude. To avoid altitude sickness, you must exercise extreme caution.
Hydrate your body, go for a slow and steady walk, and rest when necessary. If you notice any signs of altitude sickness, be cautious not to escalate the situation.
Small medical clinics can be found in the circuit’s villages. There are also hospitals in Manang and Jomsom. During the peak season, some high-altitude temporary clinics provide medical services.
If you become ill or injured during the trek, your guide will work with you to determine the best course of action.
The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a well-known classic trek. As a result, teahouses are available in villages along the Annapurna Circuit route to accommodate trekkers..
The teahouses in the majority of the trek’s villages are basic, with basic food and lodging. Rooms include a bed, a blanket, and a few other necessities. Bathrooms are usually adequate but not of the highest quality.
Dal Bhat with vegetable curry is the most common meal. Although many tea houses serve western cuisine, nothing beats hearty Dal Bhat meals.
The Annapurna Circuit trek costs $1,250 per person in a travel package. It covers the cost of local transportation, food, lodging, a guide, and a porter..
We recommend that all of our hikers bring extra spending money in the range of $15-$25 USD or equivalent in local currency to cover snacks, hot showers (only above Manag, which cost around $5), electricity, internet, charging camera batteries, bar bills phones, etc. It is preferable to purchase these items in town because the price increases with altitude.
If you want to spend more money on snacks and bars or western dishes, expect to pay up to US$50 per day. Trekkers are responsible for any personal expenses not included in the package.
The best seasons for Annapurna Circuit trekkers are autumn (late September to November) and spring (mid-March to early May). They have a warm and humid climate with some moisture in the lower region.
The skies are clearer than at any other time of year, so you’ll have a better chance of seeing Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. The greenery, fall foliage, and blooming flowers make the hikers’ surroundings even more delightful and amazing.
The length of the Annapurna Circuit trek is determined by where hikers begin and end their journey, and can range between 160 and 230 kilometers. The circuit Trek can be completed in as little as 12 to 18 days, but a full tour can take up to a month.
The Annapurna Circuit trek is a tea house trek because it can be found at higher elevations with a few settlements. They are more convenient and affordable, with all of the necessary amenities. The quality of service may vary between tea houses, but one thing is certain: they all have a single bed and shared bathrooms. The guest will be provided with a pillow, blanket, and bedsheet, but the use of solar heating and hot water will be charged separately.
For a small fee, many guesthouses provide hikers with wi-fi service. It may work fine in lower hills, but in the mountains, the connection may be unstable, preventing trekkers from using the wifi when needed.
Do you offer trekking equipment? Despite the fact that trekking equipment is a personal expense, we provide it to our clients. We provide everything they need to have a safe and memorable trip, including a duffel bag, hiking poles, and a sleeping bag..
We provide trekkers with down jackets because the weather is chilly at high altitudes with low temperatures. It will help them deal with the cold weather on the Annapurna Circuit and even on Thamserku. When they return to Kathmandu, they must return the equipment to Nepal Eco Adventure.
Apart from these items, if trekkers discover that any other equipment is missing from the list, they must bring it with them from their home country or purchase it. Thamel has a plethora of shops that can assist trekkers in obtaining the necessary equipment. It can be low-cost or high-end, which is a bit pricey but has unrivaled quality.
There are ATMs and money exchange services in Chame, Jomsom, and Tatopani, so don’t worry about running out of money on the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Keep in mind, however, that the service is not available at higher elevations. As a result, if you need to exchange currency, go to Chame, Tatopani, or Jomsom.
Yes, you can hike the Annapurna Circuit on your own, but we highly recommend hiring a professional trek guide to show you the way. It will make the journey easier for you and will allow you to complete the trek faster.
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